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Dundurn Castle

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
+1 905-546-2872
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Magnificent buildings and grounds...

Photographer's delight. Amazing paintings, furniture, tapestries...everything. I so enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2016
CincyStewie
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Cincinnati, OH
i enjoyed this place

If you are the type of person who like to project themselves into the past and try to feel what it... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2016
johnrandel
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Hamilton, Canada
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Experience a guided tour of this 40-room Italianate-style villa built in the 1830's on Burlington Heights; the former site of a fortified military encampment established by the British in 1813.
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  • Average8%
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610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1, Canada
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Reviewed May 21, 2016

Photographer's delight. Amazing paintings, furniture, tapestries...everything. I so enjoyed it that I'll be sure to bring visitors to the area.More

1  Thank CincyStewie
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2016

Thank you for your review. Dundurn offers a Photography Experience Package especially for photographers who want to visit the museum just to take pictures. This pre booked package allows groups of photographers to come to the museum outside of open hours and take pictures using...More

Reviewed May 19, 2016

If you are the type of person who like to project themselves into the past and try to feel what it must have been like to be the lord of the house or one of the slaves you will enjoy this place. There are guides...More

1  Thank johnrandel
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2016

Thank you for your review. At Dundurn we provided guided tours of the home by costumed historical interpreters. Tours begin from our gift shop every 20-30 minutes during our open hours and last approximately 45minutes to 1 hour. Visitors are guided through the home of...More

Reviewed May 17, 2016

I love to go to Dundurn Castle at Christmas time. The decorations are amazing and the smell of the cookies being made in the kitchen is fabulous. Tour guides are so informative . I like to make this my tradition every year.

1  Thank nabb232
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2016

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed May 7, 2016

First visit whilst visiting my son in Ancaster. Excellent value for money. Guided tour every 30 minutes by a well informed guide dressed in period gown. Huge number of rooms seeing the public and family rooms ending with below stairs includingt the kitchen. Delicious smells...More

1  Thank rosenin
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2016

Thank you for your review. At Dundurn we have a working historic kitchen which allows us the opportunity to demonstrate historic recipes and when possible provide our visitors a sample of how those recipes taste. The Kitchen Garden is open starting the first weekend of...More

Reviewed April 27, 2016

It's been awhile since I have visited Dundurn castle I found it very interesting if you are into history but even if you are not the staff is informative and encourage Questions. The grounds are well kept and after visiting the castle you can go...More

2  Thank gabybear1
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2016

Thank you for the review. If you ever have the opportunity to come back please remember to also visit our Kitchen Garden which is open to the public for free from June to September during our regular open hours. This 2 acres garden features a...More

Reviewed April 26, 2016

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday and I have to say - this place is really cool! Its a great trip back to the old days. My only advice to you as a traveller is to keep in mind its a fairly quick...More

1  Thank Charlene P
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2016

Thank you for your review. When planning a future trip to the site we have a number places to visit. With regular admission to Dundurn Castle visitors also receive admission to the Hamilton Military Museum which features the history of the property during the War...More

Reviewed April 25, 2016

Excellent tour with a lot of history. Very informative guide. I really enjoyed seeing how people lived in the past. Well kept house, but not furnished with original antics.

1  Thank Amanda M
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2016

Thank you for your review. Although many of the furnishings in the home are not original to the MacNab family all the artifacts and items on display are from the time period.

Reviewed April 25, 2016

Dundurn Castle was an interesting insight into the everyday lives of Hamilton's elite. Like the PBS show Downton Abbey, I enjoyed seeing how the two parts of the house (the rich residents and the people who served them) lived. In particular, it was the servants...More

1  Thank Steve295424
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2016

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We went for the castle tour an lunch...It was a great time .I went with my two teenage daughters an they really enjoyed themselves as well...I also took them though as well when they were little...They liked it then too.

2  Thank Tanya M
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2016

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed April 19, 2016

Visited this during the weekend. The grounds were very nice, the rear of the area has a wonderful view of Lake Ontario. Did not have enough time for a tour of the Castle. The grounds also offers pick-nick tables.

1  Thank Frank L
FrancaHicks, Curatorial Program Assistant at Dundurn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2016

Thank you for your review.

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S R
April 1, 2017|
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Response from FrancaHicks | Property representative |
We only offer guided tours. Tours begin every 20-30 minutes from the gift shop and the clerk will put you on the first available one when you arrive. If you are looking for a self guided experience we do have some special... More
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gordonmartin5
October 2, 2016|
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Response from JAYinLosAngeles | Reviewed this property |
Tickets approx $12 per person, student & senior discounts are available 6-12 $6, 5 and under are free !!
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Debbie P
August 11, 2016|
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Response from FrancaHicks | Property representative |
Hello, No you do not have to book ahead for a tour. All our tours of Dundurn Castle are guided, tours leave the gift shop every 20-30 minutes and last approximately 45minutes to 1 hour. We are open to the public Tuesday to... More
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